Report: Sure looks like Ashley Judd’s getting ready to run for Senate in Kentucky

posted at 2:07 pm on March 8, 2013 by Allahpundit

In fairness, it’s not the worst play Democrats could make. McConnell’s not terribly well liked at home: Three of his five Senate wins have been with 53 percent of the vote or less. Maybe a movie star with major name recognition can capitalize. On the other hand, in a presidential election off-year and with Rand Paul solidly behind him, he’s likely to be formidable in 2014. (McConnell’s been shrewd about ingratiating himself with Paul since opposing him in the 2010 primary. He hired Rand’s former campaign manager as a top advisor to his own reelection campaign and approved Rand’s filibuster in advance before speaking on the floor in support on Wednesday night.) If the Democratic nominee’s bound to be an even longer longshot in usual, why not give Judd a shot to make a splash? Low risk, high reward.

“At least in Ashley’s mind, it is happening,” said the insider. “She has devoted herself to many important causes and stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight so this seems like the logical next step. I don’t know if she will be successful, but her heart is in the right place.”

Judd, 44, has reportedly been meeting with well-financed Democratic donors, and last week ventured to Washington D.C for more public engagements.According to Don Peebles, Chairman and CEO of The Peebles Corporation, a member of President Obama’s National Finance Committee, and Vice-Chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, a Judd run is likely much more than a Hollywood fantasy.

“There looks to be a lot of noise around her running and she’s been active in commenting on politics of the day so it is certainly possible,” he said. “Senate Minority Leader McConnell’s approval ratings are low, and a lot of reports show that he is vulnerable to a challenge. While Kentucky leans right, it is not as conservative as most of its neighbors and the voters of Kentucky may be looking to send a message that they don’t feel fairly represented by Minority Leader McConnell.”

How do you defeat her? This idea from Dan McLaughlin is a brilliant start:

That’s an easy question for a polished pol, especially the sort of Blue Dog that Kentucky Democrats would normally nominate. Just babble some talking points about how the party has done a poor job communicating with Kentuckians, that its pro-middle-class agenda should be a natural fit for a proudly populist blue-collar state, etc. Pandering’s an easy skill to learn and I’m sure Judd will learn it — somewhat. Eventually. At the moment, though, if you’ve ever watched her speak, you know that she’s much more comfortable with the activist’s over-the-top moral indignation at the evildoers standing in the way of her agenda than with the candidate’s carefully measured criticism of the loyal opposition that happens to dominate the state he/she is running in. That’s how mountaintop coal removal magically turns into rape. If Dan’s question were put to her today, I think she’d be smart enough to at least blame Mitt Romney’s Satanic campaign of lies and greed and patriarchy for having duped the poor voters of Kentucky rather than blame Kentuckians themselves, but I don’t know. She’s enough of a loose cannon that there’s at least some doubt. Which is why this campaign’s bound to be fun, no matter how it ends.

Speaking of which, go read the joke campaign e-mail that the NRSC’s cooked up for her.


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Is she the fat one?

slickwillie2001 on March 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Nah, she’s the one that gets naked in all her movies.

Ward Cleaver on March 8, 2013 at 3:25 PM

Seriously, she’s not that hot any more. Ashley Judd has not aged well.

bw222 on March 8, 2013 at 3:03 PM

Her girly charm has worn out but she still looks better by a mile than most she-celebs of today. No Botox, no plastic-surgery obsession, all natural bod. Outside of her air-filled head, what’s not to like? In fact, had she set her sights on a humbler prize and run for the Congress in some purplish-blue district, she could have likely scored.

Archivarix on March 8, 2013 at 3:28 PM

And, her qualifications are………………….?

SC.Charlie on March 8, 2013 at 2:15 PM

Socialists don’t require any.

dogsoldier on March 8, 2013 at 3:28 PM

Is she the fat one?
slickwillie2001 on March 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

She’s the puffy one.

can_con on March 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM


They did not have children, with Judd telling the Sunday Mail, “It’s unconscionable to breed, with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries”.

A wee bit radical. Not sure parents in Kentucky will like being scolded by a Hollywood actress for their unconscionableness.

So yeah, bring on the debates with Mitch McConnell.

LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I got a bad feeling about this…

The fact that McConnell showed up to support Paul suggests his internal polls against her are giving him a bad feeling, too…

Rational Thought on March 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Think she’ll realize she has to move to Kentucky to be a senator from there? At least for a little while. Guess she should talk to Dick Lugar about that. Sure the folks in Williamson County, Tennessee–Marsha Blackburn’s county-would be sad to see her go.

senor on March 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

I got a bad feeling about this…

The fact that McConnell showed up to support Paul suggests his internal polls against her are giving him a bad feeling, too…

Rational Thought on March 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Not necessarily. It could just be McConnell covering his ass in order to avoid a primary challenge from the Tea Party.

Doughboy on March 8, 2013 at 3:37 PM

Kentuckians love here.

See this picture?

portlandon on March 8, 2013 at 3:37 PM

As I’ve said all along, it takes no brains or experience to go to DC. You can even be the preeesiiiideeennnt! You would get better candidates if you used Monster.com to gather applicants.

ultracon on March 8, 2013 at 3:39 PM

Hmm, I wonder if this is why she and her husband broke up. They announced a breakup just recently and all of a sudden she’s interested in running for Senate. Maybe he didn’t want his dirty laundry out in the public.

sydneyjane on March 8, 2013 at 3:42 PM

When the President of the United States of America has been handed an Ivy League education – albeit vis a vis affirmative action – and has the intellectual prowess to pronounce “Corpseman,” and to iterate that his Great Uncle helped liberate Auschwitz …

then there is no bar low enough for the Oval Office.

Community organizers and actors unite!

Utopia is near.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 8, 2013 at 3:49 PM

They did not have children, with Judd telling the Sunday Mail, “It’s unconscionable to breed, with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries”.

A wee bit radical. Not sure parents in Kentucky will like being scolded by a Hollywood actress for their unconscionableness.
So yeah, bring on the debates with Mitch McConnell.
LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

I agree. What normal person refers to having children as “breeding”, especially in the context of her answer. She comes off sounding as cold and calculating as O….wait…

can_con on March 8, 2013 at 3:50 PM

At Lola, a male bonobo solicited, meaning, he was trying to get me to play. I could not believe it. We ended up frolicking for an hour. He blessed me with an incredible experience, rare and heart-expanding. He would run, roll, sit, wait. I would imitate him: run, roll, sit. He would then laugh with unmistakable pleasure and joy. This went on and on, running, playing, jumping, and sitting on either side of the fence, fingers intertwined, kissing. He was mischievous, tender, playful, and in general, an angel from God that soothed me deeply.

More from her website. Anyone know if Bonobo is a Democrat?

LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

Given the reelection of Obama, I put no stupid move beneath the average voter.

jnelchef on March 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

She has a simultaneous disadvantage and advantage in her noble quest for high political office in modern America: she’s an idiot.

rrpjr on March 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

Given the reelection of Obama, I put no stupid move beneath the average voter.

jnelchef on March 8, 2013 at 3:56 PM

The majority of American voters have to floss the hay from between their teeth.

OhEssYouCowboys on March 8, 2013 at 3:57 PM

“They did not have children”

LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

Guess the astoner… seal of approval is out of the question.

CTSherman on March 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

Ironically she makes the aristocratic one simpatico, go figure.

Schadenfreude on March 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

She is the wacko bird of Kentucky.

LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

She is the wacko bird of Kentucky.

LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 3:59 PM

I thought that was Sen. Paul.

Doughboy on March 8, 2013 at 4:02 PM

Wait til all her nudie shots are tweeted in the universe. There’s plenty of ‘em and that will give her the gravitas she needs for the senate\\\\\\\\

NJ Red on March 8, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Why does this matter? Nobody cared that Scott Brown posed for playgirl. To discredit her for appearing naked in a movie is sexist. There are plenty other legitimate reasons to discredit her.

Ric on March 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

In the Obama era, when the low-information voter is supreme, anything can happen. Is she still gonna take her clothes off in movies?

TarheelBen on March 8, 2013 at 4:11 PM

I remember waaay back hearing about this man-child marxist senator from Chicago with zero accomplishments thinking about running for preezy, and how I laughed and said to myself, “Nah, people couldn’t be that stupid…”

Rational Thought on March 8, 2013 at 4:15 PM

To discredit her for appearing naked in a movie is sexist. There are plenty other legitimate reasons to discredit her.

Ric on March 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Technically it isn’t, especially when she is out there talking about the “objectification and sexualization” of women. It makes her hypocritical, and it is perfectly open season on her for it.

melle1228 on March 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

Is she the fat one?

slickwillie2001 on March 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Not yet. Give it five years.

Gingotts on March 8, 2013 at 4:23 PM

Ashley Judd is very much in favor of abortion rights, and is the darling of groups such as Emily’s List. Kentucky’s major cities, Louisville and Lexington, are Liberal strongholds, but Judd’s rabidly feminist views may not go over well in the rest of the state.

KyMouse on March 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM

To discredit her for appearing naked in a movie is sexist. There are plenty other legitimate reasons to discredit her.

Ric on March 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Even better. Offend her feminist sensibilities. The line as to what is sexist varies from person to person. When the particular offended person running for Senate in an R+10 is a moonbat that thinks going naked on camera is perfectly natural, but a woman taking her husband’s surname is evil oppression, then by all means offend her. See what sort of crazy comes out as a result.

Gingotts on March 8, 2013 at 4:26 PM

Hmm, I wonder if this is why she and her husband broke up. They announced a breakup just recently and all of a sudden she’s interested in running for Senate. Maybe he didn’t want his dirty laundry out in the public.

sydneyjane on March 8, 2013 at 3:42 PM

I believe a bonobo came between them. I would link but her website is blocked at work.

But really you should check out how “he blessed me with an incredible experience”.

Lily on March 8, 2013 at 4:27 PM

Never underestimate the ability of the Republican Party to seize defeat from the jaws of victory.

To appeal to low-information voters, Ashley Judd won’t have to be more attractive than the other actresses in Hollywood.

She just has to be more attractive than a 72-year-old Mitch McConnell.

J.S.K. on March 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

McConnell is going to have a tough time. Half of the Tea Party members I know do not plan on voting for McConnell under any circumstances. Most are also active campaign workers and giving them McConnell push cards would be the same as throwing them in the trash. This is more than just about McConnell’s votes or deal making in the Senate but also about his involvement in state politics.

epdagger on March 8, 2013 at 4:36 PM

Somehow Kentucky isn’t a great place for airheaded actresses to run for Senate. She would probably lose a primary to Dolly Parton.

If Ashley Judd wants to be a Senator, she should try her luck in Minnesota, where Stuart Smalley squeaked in on the votes of Lizard People.

Steve Z on March 8, 2013 at 4:41 PM

I got a bad feeling about this…

The fact that McConnell showed up to support Paul suggests his internal polls against her are giving him a bad feeling, too…

Rational Thought on March 8, 2013 at 3:34 PM

Not necessarily. It could just be McConnell covering his ass in order to avoid a primary challenge from the Tea Party.

Doughboy on March 8, 2013 at 3:37 PM

You are right to have a bad feeling. Internals are showing Judd with a 10 point lead among women. Why do you think Rove is already attacking her…we might lose this

Redford on March 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Ahhhh, yes, Ashley Judd.

The girl who for some reason reminds me of that quote
in a Bond movie.

“such lovely cheeks, if only they were brains”

ToddPA on March 8, 2013 at 4:48 PM

You are right to have a bad feeling. Internals are showing Judd with a 10 point lead among women. Why do you think Rove is already attacking her…we might lose this

Redford on March 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Puhleeeze. Give Kentucky women some credit.

You guys really need to put aside your hate of Mitch McConnell and look at this race realistically. Ashley Judd will be the Democrats’ Todd Akin in 2014. And she won’t even get as big a percentage of the vote as Akin did. This is a vanity run by Judd, and a desperation ploy by Democrats thinking they can goad McConnell into making some dumb Akin-type comments about her that they can use against all Republicans. He is way too smart for that.

rockmom on March 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

FFS, really too many pants being ruined here unnecessarily. Al Franken won in a Dem wave year in a D+2 state and he needed blatant election fraud to get over the finish line. This is R+10, with a moonbat feminist.

Why are they already attacking her? We’re going to Akin this b!tch. The media won’t do it, so it will take our ads to make a laughingstock out of her and her party. Might help whoever we run in AR and NC, might not. Worth the gamble.

McConnell isn’t popular, but his worry is in the primary. If he were afraid of the general election, he’d be sucking up to the left and his old RINO buddies, not Rand Paul.

Meanwhile Democrats nationally aren’t even looking to win this race. Nationally they see this as a head fake, encouraging us to throw money at a safe seat. It’s as if we ran Nugent for that Open Seat in Michigan. It would receive loads of attention. Some of the stuff he said would be great fun for us, but then he’d get clobbered by 20 points.

Democrats in Kentucky are scared out of their wits. They’re fearing collateral damage all down the board, undermining their cling onto the control of the state government and decimating what’s left of their bench for when Beshear heads into retirement.

Finally, this is the exact test this nation needs right now. If somehow she wins. If somehow she manages to take a state Obama lost by 23 points. If somehow the “liberal bastion” of Lexington that yielded all of a 1 point lead for Obama in 2012 comes through in grand fashion. If this race somehow goes so haywire that Ashley Judd becomes a rabid feminist squirrel faced Senator… then at least we know.

We’ll know then that there are no mistakes, and are no close races. We’ll know only that our electoral system has been destroyed, and that our elections are no more fair than those in Russia. It’s exactly the test the conservative movement needs in order to determine whether this is a future of slowly difficultly reclaiming this nation from the stupid, or a complete writeoff.

Gingotts on March 8, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Puff Juddy.

SAMinVA on March 8, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Good grief. Talk about screwball politics. Does celebrity assure wise representation?

O/T of sorts: Yesterday I received a solicitation mail from Chris Cristie, urging me to support his run for governor of NJ. I live in PA, for Pete’s sake (though I have been known to send funds to conservative candidates out of state)>. Is Tubby putting feelers out for a potential run for president, depending on his out-of-state monetary support and response?

onlineanalyst on March 8, 2013 at 5:01 PM

These people think that since they are famouns, they must be important, and since they are important, they must be smart…. and they are sooooo wrong.

They keep ruining movies for me. Can’t watch Hunt for Red October anymore and I’m right on the verge of finding the Jason Bourne series unwatchable.

Can’t she would just remain yummy, and deliver the words other people have written for her.

ttime500 on March 8, 2013 at 5:16 PM

Mitch McConnell is about as sorry as the worst possible Tea Party candidate you could put up. I dare say Todd Akin could take Kentucky where McConnell can not.

So why isn’t Tokyo Rove’s organization rushing in to the rescue to find a suitable candidate for this race?

Oh well … we ALL know why don’t we? Rove and sh*ts were never in this to make the GOP better – they’re in it to preserve the good ole’ white boys club of Ayatollahs that have brought this party to it’s knees.

Nationwide – McConnell polls at the least popular Senator in Congress.

In Kentucky – only 17% of voters are committed to voting for him.

WTF? This guy is a Christine O’Donnell waiting to happen! Shouldn’t he be gotten rid of the way the GOP Ayatollah’s axed her campaign right out from under her?

HondaV65 on March 8, 2013 at 5:17 PM

To discredit her for appearing naked in a movie is sexist. There are plenty other legitimate reasons to discredit her.

Ric on March 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Technically it isn’t, especially when she is out there talking about the “objectification and sexualization” of women. It makes her hypocritical, and it is perfectly open season on her for it.

melle1228 on March 8, 2013 at 4:21 PM

There is a difference between posing nude for playboy (or playgirl for that matter) and appearing nude for a movie role. Depending on the context movie nudity doesn’t have to be for titillation. I’m a democrat and I would probably vote for McConnell if the senate wasn’t at stake. In a perfect world, celebrities wouldn’t just run for Senate on a lark. If Ashly is serious about getting into politics she should run for state office first to get some experience before running nationally.

Ric on March 8, 2013 at 5:21 PM

There are plenty other legitimate reasons to discredit her.

Ric on March 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I hear what you’re saying. I’m going to use any reasons I choose to discredit anyone I choose. Even if they are two small reasons. Sexist or not. I’m done giving a crap about the proper ways and method of attack. My opponent is my enemy. I will do what I can to take them down. Both sides, R’s and D’s.

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 5:23 PM

Think a younger, dumber Elizabeth Warren – albeit with surgically-enhanced cheekbones – with the name recognition, but without the serious Prog creds running in Kentucky and you have the Appalachian Massacre.

“Ya, darn tootin’ that I’m a gun-grabbing, coal-hating, you’re-gonna-do-this-because-it-is-good-for-you Progressive, but I’m totally in sync with Kentuckians! Go Wildcats!”

Resist We Much on March 8, 2013 at 5:40 PM

There is a difference between posing nude for playboy (or playgirl for that matter) and appearing nude for a movie role. Depending on the context movie nudity doesn’t have to be for titillation. I’m a democrat and I would probably vote for McConnell if the senate wasn’t at stake. In a perfect world, celebrities wouldn’t just run for Senate on a lark. If Ashly is serious about getting into politics she should run for state office first to get some experience before running nationally.

Ric on March 8, 2013 at 5:21 PM

I don’t think there is a difference, especially when you are talking out and about the sexualization and the objectification of women. And certainly since Judd has jumped on the band wagon of the Republicans have a war on women crap.. Everything is fair game. As a woman, I think the cry of sexism is overplayed. And the more it is overplayed than the less it is taken seriously when REAL sexism is happening.

melle1228 on March 8, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Just keep showing clips of her in the movie Bug over and over, and the voters will get the idea.

djtnt on March 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

I hear what you’re saying. I’m going to use any reasons I choose to discredit anyone I choose. Even if they are two small reasons. Sexist or not. I’m done giving a crap about the proper ways and method of attack. My opponent is my enemy. I will do what I can to take them down. Both sides, R’s and D’s.

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 5:23 PM

My eyes! My eyes! I liked the chicks on the rights version..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8aBhevWjHVU

melle1228 on March 8, 2013 at 6:02 PM

At Lola, a male bonobo solicited, meaning, he was trying to get me to play. I could not believe it. We ended up frolicking for an hour. He blessed me with an incredible experience, rare and heart-expanding. He would run, roll, sit, wait. I would imitate him: run, roll, sit. He would then laugh with unmistakable pleasure and joy. This went on and on, running, playing, jumping, and sitting on either side of the fence, fingers intertwined, kissing. He was mischievous, tender, playful, and in general, an angel from God that soothed me deeply.

“A male bonobo [...] blessed me with an incredible experience”

- Ashley Judd

(http://ashleyjudd.com/pleasures/)

steebo77 on March 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Think a younger, dumber Elizabeth Warren – albeit with surgically-enhanced cheekbones – with the name recognition, but without the serious Prog creds running in Kentucky and you have the Appalachian Massacre.

“Ya, darn tootin’ that I’m a gun-grabbing, coal-hating, you’re-gonna-do-this-because-it-is-good-for-you Progressive, but I’m totally in sync with Kentuckians! Go Wildcats!”

Resist We Much on March 8, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Yeppers..

Comments Ashley Judd made in 2010 comparing the mining practices of Kentucky’s coal industry to rape could sink her much buzzed-about Senate candidacy before it even begins

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/ashley-judds-war-with-kentuckys-coal-industry-could-doom-

melle1228 on March 8, 2013 at 6:08 PM

Joey, “The camera adds 10 pounds.”

Chandler, “How many cameras are on her?”

crash72 on March 8, 2013 at 6:08 PM

melle1228 on March 8, 2013 at 6:02 PM

I liked that! They had the same photo I used. The folks here at HA that know me, know one thing about me very well. I love the ladies! My Mother and my Better Half are the most important two women in my life. My Sister. My Better Halfs Mom, My Sister in law. After that. All of the rest, well except for Gloria, Nancy, Diane………………. But mostly, I dig the chicks! ; ) I miss Flora!!!

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM

U.S. Senator wanted, entry level position, no experience required, lavish pay and benefits package.

Preference is given to applicants who are not Republican.

Christien on March 8, 2013 at 6:12 PM

There are plenty other legitimate reasons to discredit her.

Ric on March 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Yep. She’s been filmed drinking water. Sure-fire career killer, at least according to Dems.

Christien on March 8, 2013 at 6:16 PM

I liked that! They had the same photo I used. The folks here at HA that know me, know one thing about me very well. I love the ladies! My Mother and my Better Half are the most important two women in my life. My Sister. My Better Halfs Mom, My Sister in law. After that. All of the rest, well except for Gloria, Nancy, Diane………………. But mostly, I dig the chicks! ; ) I miss Flora!!!

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 6:11 PM

He he.. Your picture didn’t bother me. I grew up in a blue collar home. My father was a machinist. My husband just retired from 21 years in the military. I know rough and tumble guys. I can tell the real sexists from the “rough” ones. :)

melle1228 on March 8, 2013 at 6:18 PM

You guys really need to put aside your hate of Mitch McConnell and look at this race realistically. Ashley Judd will be the Democrats’ Todd Akin in 2014. And she won’t even get as big a percentage of the vote as Akin did. This is a vanity run by Judd, and a desperation ploy by Democrats thinking they can goad McConnell into making some dumb Akin-type comments about her that they can use against all Republicans. He is way too smart for that.

rockmom on March 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

I just don’t think she’d be making such a public display of running for office if she knew she was going to get crushed – someone thinks she has a decent chance of winning, even if it will be an uphill battle, and that someone has her ear.

My biggest concern about this race is the hatred for McConnell that you mentioned. If Republicans in Kentucky decide that “taking down another RINO” takes priority over keeping a lunatic like Ashley Judd out of the US Senate, that leaves the door wide open for the Dems to try all sorts of chicanery, such as funding stalking horse candidates from the local Tea Parties to drain McConnell’s funding during the primary, or even to run as third party candidates with no chance during the general election.

If they can even siphon off 10 percent of McConnell’s vote, by either splitting his voter base and/or making a bunch of them sit home on election day in disgust, then Judd has a really good chance of sneaking in, even if she doesn’t get an outright majority of the vote.

Gator Country on March 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Run, Ash. Run! “I tried to think of the most harmless thing…something that could never, ever possibly destroy us….”

BKeyser on March 8, 2013 at 6:24 PM

“A male bonobo [...] blessed me with an incredible experience”

- Ashley Judd

(http://ashleyjudd.com/pleasures/)

steebo77 on March 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Not that there is anything wrong with that. I’m no specie-st.

Lily on March 8, 2013 at 6:35 PM

She’s just received the coveted endorsment of GOBFA (Guild of Bad Fugly Actresses) Susan Sarandon, Tina Fey and Barbra Streisand, co-chairpersons.

viking01 on March 8, 2013 at 6:41 PM

War on womenz! ‘Bortion! Equal pay! More ‘bortion!

Punchenko on March 8, 2013 at 6:44 PM

From Ace:

It’s on like Donkey Kong, if Donkey Kong’s face were all swollen due to eating bad shellfish.

Ashley Judd has yet to officially announce her political aspirations, but a source with intimate knowledge of the situation tells FOX411′s Pop Tarts column the actress is preparing herself to challenge Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his Kentucky seat in 2014.

To be honest I can’t even tell the two of them apart. They both look like had a barfight with bees armed with Botox needles.

lol

Resist We Much on March 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Is she the fat one?

slickwillie2001 on March 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

…no!…she’s the one with the hard nipples…

KOOLAID2 on March 8, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I hope she gets crushed at the polls worse than Malik Obama just was.

These Hollywood frauds who think they deserve to start at the top in politics need an object lesson.

Christien on March 8, 2013 at 6:58 PM

HondaV65 on March 8, 2013 at 5:17 PM

*facepalm*..

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 7:05 PM

HondaV65 on March 8, 2013 at 5:17 PM

The polls should be blaming Harry Reid for the sorry state of the Senate.

Don’t be too hard on McConnell. He is experienced enough to know parliamentary and procedural rules that have lessened the damage to the Republicans than you can imagine.

The “Progs” efforts to trash McConnell’s wife with anti-Asian slurs have set them back a bit, too.

onlineanalyst on March 8, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Resist We Much on March 8, 2013 at 6:50 PM

Ace of Spades 2016!!!..:)

Dire Straits on March 8, 2013 at 7:15 PM

She’s dumb.

Mimzey on March 8, 2013 at 7:21 PM

stepped away from the Hollywood spotlight

translation: she’s a b-list actress at best

dpduq on March 8, 2013 at 7:35 PM

Is she the flat one?

slickwillie2001 on March 8, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Sorry, low hanging fruit, just couldn’t resist.

Bmore on March 8, 2013 at 7:36 PM

The “Progs” efforts to trash McConnell’s wife with anti-Asian slurs have set them back a bit, too.

onlineanalyst on March 8, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Much, much worse has been said about Jews and yet most of us are still in liberal corner, sadly so and very contrary to common sense. Do you really think Asians will even remember or care about McConnell’s wife?

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 7:41 PM

Is she waiting until the last minute to move to Kentucky? Or will she just summer there?

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Is she waiting until the last minute to move to Kentucky? Or will she just summer there?

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Can’t she just rent a studio there and be done with it?

This entire thing is a dilemma. On the one hand we have this obviously mental patient with rabid communist ways blended with entitlement, a deathly combo that we already see in WH resident. On the other hand, we may end up with a new GOP leader in Senate who just might have balls and do the job he was actually elected to do.

Decisions, decisions…

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM

“A male bonobo [...] blessed me with an incredible experience”

- Ashley Judd

(http://ashleyjudd.com/pleasures/)

steebo77 on March 8, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Did they share a smoke afterwards or a banana?

viking01 on March 8, 2013 at 7:54 PM

You are right to have a bad feeling. Internals are showing Judd with a 10 point lead among women. Why do you think Rove is already attacking her…we might lose this

Redford on March 8, 2013 at 4:42 PM

Puhleeeze. Give Kentucky women some credit.

You guys really need to put aside your hate of Mitch McConnell and look at this race realistically. Ashley Judd will be the Democrats’ Todd Akin in 2014. And she won’t even get as big a percentage of the vote as Akin did. This is a vanity run by Judd, and a desperation ploy by Democrats thinking they can goad McConnell into making some dumb Akin-type comments about her that they can use against all Republicans. He is way too smart for that.

rockmom on March 8, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Hollywood? Big money, pop culture and Obama got 57% of women vote
Yeah, we have something to worry about

Redford on March 8, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Hollywood? Big money, pop culture and Obama got 57% of women vote
Yeah, we have something to worry about

Redford on March 8, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Very accurate. Akin ran into financial issues, this won’t happen here with Hollywood easily coming up with more than McConnell can muster. Between LA and NY dinners I can easily see $25-30 Million in a short time.

This just could be liberals’ strategy of forcing GOP to spend heavily in KY and, thus, cutting short financial support in other races. Win/win for libs no matter the result in this race.

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 8:02 PM

this ought to be on her campaign poster:

http://bit.ly/WzByHf

Greek Fire on March 8, 2013 at 8:05 PM

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 7:49 PM

I’m hoping that Sen. McConnell gets a long needed dose of piss and vinegar and starts rocking the Senate.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 8:20 PM

I just don’t think she’d be making such a public display of running for office if she knew she was going to get crushed – someone thinks she has a decent chance of winning, even if it will be an uphill battle, and that someone has her ear.

Gator Country on March 8, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Oh she fully believes that she will win. It isn’t because anybody whispered this idea in her ear though. She’s severely disconnected from reality, and has shown it numerous times.

Gingotts on March 8, 2013 at 8:27 PM

“It’s unconscionable to breed
LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 3:29 PM

…and the state of Kentucky thanks you, Ashley, but I don’t think it is wise to refer to children as products of ‘breeding’ in a state known for their horse farms.

HellCat on March 8, 2013 at 8:32 PM

I’m hoping that Sen. McConnell gets a long needed dose of piss and vinegar and starts rocking the Senate.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 8:20 PM

That’s the only thing we have left by now: Hope. That goes against his behavior for a good number of years now.

I also hope that Rand Paul explained to him that conservatives may primary him as well. The only question left is how much money does GOP have to spend on this race, the more I think about it the more I am convinced liberals will use this opportunity to waste away GOP money from other races.

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM

how do you think all those tittie pictures of her are going to play with the church crowd? if the republicans have the balls to use them that is.

deimos on March 8, 2013 at 8:40 PM

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 8:39 PM

As I pointed out in another thread, Sen. McConnell has outplayed Reid numerous times with the use of senatorial procedures. I love that and it isn’t the kind of knowledge that many of them have. It will be interesting to see what Sen. McConnell does since I think he feels the heat this election.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 8:47 PM

What has McConnell done, exactly, to outplay Reid? He was on the losing end time and again. If not for the House for the past 2 years, McConnell would look even worse than has has.

They even lost on parliamentary procedures when it came to HusseinCare since it was sold by Reid and Co. as not a tax/financial bill and they nuked it through despite parliamentary procedures saying they cannot.

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Ashley Judd has admitted to a struggle with severe depression. I wonder how she’s going to handle having her mental stability questioned.

Christina_M on March 8, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Ashley Judd has admitted to a struggle with severe depression. I wonder how she’s going to handle having her mental stability questioned.

Christina_M on March 8, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Isn’t mental instability one of prerequisites to begin with for libs? She seems to be fully qualified in that regard. I am sure she also fully qualifies under “lack of common sense” requirement. As well as “entitlement”.

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Just keep showing clips of her in the movie Bug over and over, and the voters will get the idea.

djtnt on March 8, 2013 at 5:56 PM

I’ve often wondered why someone didn’t do the same with Franken and Trading Places. That scene should have been enough to knock him out of the primaries–in a sane world that is.

Nutstuyu on March 8, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I suppose it’s about the best way to make Mc Connell look good.

Mr. Grump on March 8, 2013 at 9:33 PM

I suppose it’s the best way to make Mc Connell look good.

Mr. Grump on March 8, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Anyone know if Bonobo is a Democrat?

LetsBfrank on March 8, 2013 at 3:51 PM

If you read Wikipedia’s section on bonobo behavior, I think you will be convinced, based on their lifestyle, that bonobos would support the Democratic Party if they could choose a political party. You will realize exactly what I am talking about once you read a few paragraphs in.

J.S.K. on March 8, 2013 at 9:45 PM

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 9:12 PM

I’ll have to look up the specifics, I just remember being happy that Reid was thwarted. Right now he doesn’t have to be smarter than Reid, the Senate just doesn’t do anything. Great work if you can get it.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 9:12 PM

Okay, I’m starting to think I imagined it, I looked at google and bing and all I get is over 18 pages of this years filibuster reform and other stupid small skirmishes. I’m still hoping that McConnel buys a clue and stops playing nice with the Democrats. Before and AFTER the the election.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 10:12 PM

Russians have a saying: Hope dies last :-)

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM

riddick on March 8, 2013 at 10:59 PM

Another word ruined by The Won.

Cindy Munford on March 8, 2013 at 11:07 PM

I suppose it’s about the best way to make Mc Connell look good.

Mr. Grump on March 8, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Are you saying that James Clyburn is going to accuse her of being a GOP plant like he did with Alvin Green?

LOL!

Resist We Much on March 8, 2013 at 11:45 PM

STOP THE UNCONSCIONABLE BREEDING!

Great campaign slogan.

Sling that mud, Judd.

profitsbeard on March 9, 2013 at 1:12 AM

If McConnell cannot defeat failed actress Ashley Judd, he deserves to lose.

DannoJyd on March 9, 2013 at 1:40 AM

I suspect you are probably right, but this last election wasn’t a good year for Republicans and a lot of the base are unhappy with the GOP, and Mitch McConnell certainly is a feature of the GOP. They may not show up as a great number of them didn’t show up for Romney. Like it or not Hollywood glitz does sway a lot of people.

sharrukin on March 8, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Yeah, this is what I’m afraid of. How popular is McConnell, really?

In Kentucky – only 17% of voters are committed to voting for him.

WTF? This guy is a Christine O’Donnell waiting to happen! Shouldn’t he be gotten rid of the way the GOP Ayatollah’s axed her campaign right out from under her?

HondaV65 on March 8, 2013 at 5:17 PM

Is this seriously true? Do you have a link to the polls which say this?

Doomberg on March 9, 2013 at 1:40 AM

Destroy this woman. Palinize her.

bluegill on March 9, 2013 at 4:32 AM

Destroy this woman. Palinize her.

bluegill on March 9, 2013 at 4:32 AM

…we know if YOU PRAISE HER!…she will be destroyed!
…you should volunteer for her campaign!

KOOLAID2 on March 9, 2013 at 5:00 AM

The real article should be on trying to primary McConnell. There wouldn’t be an Ashley Judd running if it weren’t for the fact that the senator is such a traitorous weasel.

Panther on March 9, 2013 at 5:29 AM

My God, who in their right mind….

…wait.

98ZJUSMC on March 9, 2013 at 6:14 AM

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